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Moneyline pick, best player prop for Astros vs. Twins on Sunday

We go over some of the best betting options for Sunday’s matchup between the Houston Astros and Minnesota Twins.

Michael Pineda of the Minnesota Twins delivers a pitch against the New York Yankees in the first inning of the game at Target Field on June 8, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Yankees defeated the Twins 8-4. Photo by David Berding/Getty Images

The Houston Astros and Minnesota Twins are set to finish up a three-game series on Sunday. The two American League clubs split the first two games at Target Field, and the Astros are favored to win the rubber game. Let’s go over the best betting options for the matchup at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Astros vs. Twins, 2:10 p.m. ET

Moneyline pick: Astros -152

The Astros’ offense has been elite all year, but their middle-of-the-road pitching has held them back. However, Houston has found a new quality arm to insert into its rotation. Framber Valdez was thought to have suffered a season-ending finger injury in training camp ahead of the 2021 season but has made a full recovery. He’s been dominant through three starts and is 2-0 with a .87 WHIP and 1.47 ERA. If Valdez keeps performing at the same level, the Astros should take this game easily.

Player Prop: Michael Pineda U3.5 strikeouts (+100)

Pineda has fallen short of four Ks in two straight games against the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles. Both of those clubs have middle-of-the-road batting, so facing the top-scoring offense in MLB will be challenging. Houston batters have struck out less than any team so far this season.

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